Escape From Planet Earth
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The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA's no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary's warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An animated film that goes lamely where many have gone before."
‑ Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly
"A lightweight, warp-speed, brightly colored trifle that should delight small children and sporadically amuse their parents."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"One only has to think of Battlefield Earth and After Earth to realise that putting the name of our planet into a movie title isn't always a good idea. Happily, Escape From Planet Earth is a reasonable exception."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Its secret weapon is a satirically inclined script, reworked by Stephen Fry among others, that disrupts the general factory-line vibe with regular funny lines."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"Escape from Planet Earth doesn't even try to make itself memorable. It's like a generic case of really uncomfortable indigestion that you'll forget about as soon it ends."
‑ Chris Sawin,
"Just like its hero and his grounded starship, Escape From Planet Earth is, for much of the film, a decidedly earthbound adventure."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"It never discovers new worlds, but "Escape From Planet Earth" is, in its genial way, escape enough."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"The animation is hardly out of this world, but a script polish from Stephen Fry and others means that there is a sprinkling of good gags to accompany the siblings' adventures."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"It's a lively, unpretentious adventure that should delight young children and has enough pop culture gags and sly humor to amuse their parents."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"nothing more than a profit margin placeholder for those without the creativity or the caring to make something truly special."
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
"Colorful as the 3-D aliens-among-us comedy is to look at, though, Corddry is handed a role that's beige as can be, and so are his castmates."
‑ Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"A children's movie about space-traveling blue beings that has lots of high-flying escapades but fairly low aspirations."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"This is very much by-numbers pre-teen fare, spiced up by the sound of William Shatner enjoying himself."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"A painted-by-numbers 3D kid-flick enlivened mostly by Rob Corddry, who plays the fastidious, nerdy brother to Brendan Fraser's doomed Buzz Lightyear clone."
‑ Ken McIntyre, Total Film
"Makes for a solid Family Movie Night feature."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
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